More than a million injuries are endured every year by people at work and while the majority are minor there are those that carry serious and even dire consequences. Such consequences can leave emotional as well as physical scars, can lead to financial problems, and can even lead to a strain in personal relationships. In the worst cases, they may lead to serious disability and even to death. Stockslegal is an experienced Personal Injury specialist and we can help you claim for compensation following an accident at work.
Your Right To Compensation
People that have suffered accidents at work have a right to compensation. It is the legal responsibility of an employer to ensure that all of their employees are kept safe and free from injury during the course of their duties. If negligence can be proven on the part of your employer, therefore, you may be entitled to receive compensation. If the incident was caused by a fellow employee or another company but occurred at your place of work then you may have the right to claim financial compensation.
What Compensation Is For
Compensation is typically used to help cover daily costs while you recover from the accident or injury. Some injuries require extensive time off work and your sick pay may not cover the whole period or the whole of your salary while you are off work. It may also be used to pay for any care that is needed during this time, to get to and from healthcare appointments, and even to pay for private healthcare.
All employers are required by law to have suitable employer’s insurance policies in place. These are used by the employer to protect their own financial interests if they are sued by one of their employers. It is this insurance policy that will provide the compensation that you receive and not your employer directly. Your employer is not allowed to discriminate against you and they may be guilty of unfair dismissal if they attempt to have you removed from their employ.
Accidents At Work
Workplace accidents can vary according to the type of job that a person does and the type of company that they work in but here are some of the more common:
- Handling injuries
- Slips and trips
- Accidents caused by dangerous working practices
- Unsafe equipment
- Poor health and safety
How Much Compensation?
The amount of compensation that you are due will depend on a number of factors. The type and severity of injury will usually be the biggest concern of the courts when deciding a fair amount. Specific costs and loss of earnings will also be calculated and it is the job of your solicitor to help ensure that you get everything you are due.
Stockslegal Workplace Accident Assistance
Stockslegal are a professional and experienced Personal Injury team. We can help prepare your case, gather evidence, and fight your corner in court. We can help ensure that you are treated fairly by your employer and we are always on hand to answer any questions that you might have and give you an update with regards to the progress of your case. If you have suffered an accident at work, call us today to discuss your case and see how we can help you.
Stockslegal can help you with your workplace accident claim
If you’ve suffered from an accident at work, Stockslegal can help you make a claim for compensation.
Call Stockslegal free on 0800 988 9055 for a free consultation regarding your accident at work claim – you can speak to a expert personal injury solicitor right away, or leave your details on our online claims web form and we’ll call you right back.
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